Photo of Highway 20 north through the Town of Sylvan Lake, from just north of Memorial Trail.

Looking northbound along Highway 20 through the Town of Sylvan Lake, from just north of Memorial Trail.

Photo of Highway 20 looking north towards the Rainy Creek Road intersection.

Looking north along Highway 20 towards the Rainy Creek Road intersection.

 

Overview

Highway 20 is a 2-lane undivided highway between Sylvan Lake and Bentley. The highway is considered a main route for goods, tourism and local traffic, and it serves other recreational destinations north of Sylvan Lake.

The functional planning study will develop a long-term plan for Highway 20 to become a 4-lane divided highway between Highway 11 and Highway 12. The objective of this study is to confirm the right-of-way needs to twin the highway and identify associated access management, with operational and intersection improvements.

The feasibility of implementing an all-roundabout corridor through the Town of Sylvan Lake, between Highway 11 and Highway 11A, will also be reviewed as part of this study.

Construction for the twinning of Highway 20 between Highway 11 and Highway 12 is not on the provincial construction program and timelines have not yet been determined.

See the Highway 20 Functional Planning Study map.

Public engagement

Two public open houses are planned for this study; more information will be posted when it is available.

Study process and timelines

  • Summer 2023: data collection and review
  • Fall/Winter 2023-24: alternative development and assessment (first open house)
  • Spring/Summer 2024:  recommended alternative (second open house)
  • Fall 2024: functional study report

The timelines for construction have not been established.

Benefits

As the study area continues to grow and develop, it will address highway capacity issues and make recommendations to support safe and efficient travel.

Contact

For further information about this study, contact:

Glen Holland, P.Eng., PTOE
Manager, Transportation Planning & Traffic Operations
AECOM
Phone: 587-999-6519
Email: [email protected]